Southwestern Pork Salad

Simple pork tenderloin on greens and veggies gets dressed with a refreshing cilantro-lime yogurt dressing. It's company good!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

1
pork tenderloin (3/4 lb)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2/3
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
tablespoon canola oil
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
8
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens or 1 bag (4 oz) mixed salad greens
1
medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place pork on rack in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  • 2 Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Cool pork; cut into slices.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, oil, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well blended; set aside.
  • 4 On large serving plate, arrange salad greens, bell pepper, mushrooms and peas. Top with pork slices. Serve with dressing.

Expert Tips

The combination of pork, vegetables and peas in this recipe has created a very nutrient-dense, carbohydrate-controlled main-dish salad. That means for the calories it contains, it provides heaping amounts of protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and fiber!

Cook pork and cool. Make Creamy Lime Dressing. Prepare vegetables. Refrigerate all ingredients no longer than 48 hours. Just before serving, continue as directed in Step 4.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
130%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.